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Opening Reception:  Thursday, June 13 | 6pm - 8pm

It is with great pride that ArtServe and guest curator Erin Bassett presents TEXTURED, the eleventh installation of the “Doing Business As… Artist Entrepreneurs” (DBA) Exhibition. It is also a pleasure to welcome 14 talented new artists into this creative collective, all of whom are graduates of the Artist as an Entrepreneurs Institute (AEI).  They join more than 95 other incredible artists who have enhanced their careers by combining their AEI training with the real world experience of the DBA exhibitions.

DBA was founded in 2009 by three South Florida artists: Virginia Fifield, Jacklyn Laflamme, and LeeAnna Yater. The three had just completed the comprehensive AEI workshop and were inspired to put into practice the knowledge they attained, creating their own vehicle for artistic success. The success of the first DBA show compelled the trio to make it an annual event by mentoring the next round of AEI graduates to take the curatorial lead.

Their goal was to not just further their own careers, but those of other local artists by providing practical experience and exposure for their work. All DBA artists are committed to conducting their art careers as profitable enterprises, contributing to our local economy.

I was fortunate to experience the AEI workshop in 2016. In 2017, I was an exhibiting artist in DBA where I was scouted to be a part of the Spectrum Miami during Art Basel, elevating my career to a new level. Now, it is my turn to lead an exceptional new group of talented AEI graduates through the DBA process, adding them to an esteemed roster of participants from years past. As a tribute to the efforts of the founders, participants and supporters throughout the years, I and my colleagues in art are proud to give you TEXTURED!
Erin Bassett, Curator

2019 Participating Artists

Adewale Adenle
Cheryl Brown
Darius Daughtry
Vic Dipilato
Florencia Clement de Grandprey
Gabriella Guerriero
Vivian Gutt Kay Kiria

Dana Kleinman
Walter O’Neill
David Plath
Vicki Rosenthal
Lynda Sauls
Marilyn Walter
Erin Bassett, Curator